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Oshen Anemos Cav FOIL rough by VulnePro Oshen Anemos Cav FOIL rough by VulnePro
Another rough Wacom FOIL concept, only this one is probably the most pimped of all of them so far. Regardless of the extra pimping I still consider this a rough base concept. Overall I'm very happy with this machines look and once I do end up doing a more refined piece I will probably use much of the lines I have here as the foundation. I should also comment on the, again, subtle asymmetry going on in parts, mainly the legs, this is again the notion that ideas such as Futurism and even some cubism have creeped into FOIL design. This machine is going to be one of the main "star" FOILs for the show, the second machine the main character will pilot. The name of the FOIL (not the model but the actual sendai entity control being that works with the human pilot) is Anemos, Greek for winds. It's use is actually not understood by the people of this future setting as Greece doesn't exist anymore, it's yet another example of hidden meanings and fragments of a lost history peppered in the show's narrative. I had in mind that this machine would have some kind of bo staff as a weapon, along with the CAV sword so we see it here with a super hardened bamboo staff. The cell-shaded cammo is more or less a placeholder, once I do a refined CG it'll prob be a crazier more organic pattern.

And Happy New Year everyone! Here's to having a great 2006!

Digital Wacom illustration

EDIT: I forgot to add a link to the Theos Ke Polemos glossary of terms we have up on the main site. It will be gradually added to as the year progresses but only with info I feel is of little import on the secrets in the storline, I.E. no spoilers. Theos glossary: [link]
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:iconpuppetchaos:
If I'm getting the right impression here, the sendai in the FOILs are kind of like the Fatima in Five Star Stories? (the whole co-pilot/living computer type deal?)

Quite an interesting little universe you've cooked up here :)
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VulnePro Jun 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
In some ways sort of similar but not inspired by FSS. FOIL sendai entities are not computers though, they are living creatures but they do function with computing systems and devices seamlessly. They essentially facilitate the pilots will and skills into the machine's performance and movements. The Faedai (sendai control entity in the FOIL) are slaved to the unit so they can't, unless "freed" leave the machine and typically sleep when the FOIL is between sorties. Rather tragic creatures, if never freed, when you boil it down.
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:iconpuppetchaos:
Ah, so it's a more real-robot take on the idea of a mecha being self-aware, in that it's not a quasi-mystic quality (like Getter Robo's various incarnations having a 'soul' and a will, or the RahXephon having a resident spirit), but rather an intentional part of the machine's design.
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VulnePro Jun 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Lets say it's both approaching a more realism approach as well as mysticism. It's going to do it's own thing but as to the "mystic" in mecha anime we were exploring that for some time, since the early 90s, so it's not all too new to me I suppose :)
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:icondaimera:
Dunno why I missed this the first time through... it's lovely. I just adore the general FOIL setup, with the head set down further forward than where one would normally expect to find a head on a mech with this kind of shape.
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VulnePro Mar 5, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for the kind words and :+fav: on this guy. It's going to be an important character so I will be doing a more refined paint of this thing in the near future. It's one of my fav FOIls overall as far as ones I've designed.
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SmirapDesigns Mar 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
God and war? Cool design! What is this for? The only thing i don't really like is the fonts used and the orange color. But good job!
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VulnePro Mar 12, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yup, God and War it's a story with themes in both areas but not any specific religion or dogmatic view, more abstract concepts. It's title is in Greek for various reasons in the story, seeing as how you're from Greece it's nice to have someone know it's origin. It's for an animted TV series pitch we will be talking to investors at some point in the future. It's just a straightforward rough concept piece. The design will be refined later when I have time ;)
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:icongenocidalpenguin:
awesome design. gotta say itís the coolest looking FOIL so far IMO :) the head reminds me of a parasaurolophus dinosaur. oh, and I totally dig the bamboo staff :D
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VulnePro Jan 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man :) I'm glad you're seeing the Dinosaur vibe as it was really one of the main things that was inspiring the FOILs, not so much directly but in an animalistic sense. The staff was just something I've had in my head for this character, as the machine is a character. The pilot Endiel, is very skilled with both bladed weapons and the bo staff so a bo weapon for this FOIL seemed interesting. So far this one is my overall fav of the FOILs as well which is why I made it one of the star machines ;)
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